Furious. Incensed. Appalled. Those are just a few of the less colorful adjectives being used to describe Washington’s reaction to the ever-expanding hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. “Fuming” has been used so many times it’s a wonder that smoke alarms are not constantly blaring on Capitol Hill.
No doubt the autopsy results from this cyberattack will be especially ugly. Should this hack also prove to be the handiwork of the Chinese government, it will add more than a little insult to injury. Indeed, it may well finally force Congress and the White House to confront the fact that nation-state cyberattacks are essentially unstoppable.